Welp, Tivo finally did it. They produced a box that is fast, responsive and a good balance of features. I was about to ditch my SD and HD, take my Premiere and whittle my channel count down to the bare minimum and see about weaning myself off Tivo and cable entirely. What a difference 48 hours makes! On a whim I decided to try a Roamio and Mini, and what can I say - this is the Tivo setup I always wished for! One box with all the tuners, easy upgrade to 3TB and an extender that doesn't feel like a second class citizen. It only took them 11 years, but finally - the Tivo I always wanted is here.
Good job, Tivo! Better late than never
PS: The netflix app is way better than the Apple TV or PS3 versions - my previous gold standards. The quality is as good if not a bit better, it's more responsive and the Tivo remote kicks the crap out of the wimpy ATV remote - especially when hopping back 15-30 seconds.